Tour the Ocean City Fishing Club Pier at the Boardwalk and 14th Street from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and help the local food bank at the same time.
The Fishing Club invites visitors to bring non-perishable food to be donated to the Ocean City Food Cupboard. Cash donations also will be accepted and given to the organization, which helps the needy.
A second open house at the pier will be held Aug. 1.
Fishing Club members will be on hand to guide visitors along the pier, answer questions and demonstrate casting and fishing techniques.
Last year, 1,346 visitors brought 453 pounds of food and donated $678 to the Food Cupboard during the pier’s two open houses.
The open house coincides with the city’s Family Night on the Boardwalk.
In addition to helping the Food Cupboard, the private fishing club, which was founded in 1913, has a strong commitment to community involvement through youth fishing tournaments, hosting disabled children, awarding scholarships and advocating for recreational fishing.